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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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How many fit in this cage?

I'm hearing varied opinions on how many cockatiels can comfortable live in this HQ Double Flight Cage. If the cockatiels have plenty out-of-cage-time each day, how many max would you fit in this cage? Please vote and explain your answer here! Thanks!


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I wouldn’t put anymore than maybe 6-7 in there with plenty of out of cage time. Just make sure everything is spaced out and it is not too cluttered, there shouldn’t be any problems.
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I'm going for 6 a single flight like that would generally hold 1-4 depending how they get on. But i believe it's best not to fill them up completely!

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I say four. There well be times they wont be able to get the out time. So they need to be just a few so they wont be cramped when that happens.

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Some lady was trying to tell me that I could put 10-15 'tiels in ONE flight cage. I was like, are you serious? That's cruel.




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I would say max four, because in nature they fly a lot and there will be times you can't offer them too much supervised out of the cage time.
According to the German guideline for the minimum requirements of keeping parrots it would be only two:

http://www.nymphensittich-wegweiser....e_groesse.html

Four cockatiels would need free flight nearly the whole day.
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4 would be comfortable, 6 would be a little tight. It all depends on how well they get along and how much out of cage time they get. If it's your two and the babes, they should be alright provided they don't get into any serious spats The biggest catch is making sure there's enough space for them to get away from eachother if they start to bicker



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I voted 4, but if they were mellow tiels you could push it to 6.
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I'm saying 4


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I said 6 three each side if they get a long fine if it is not going to be separated then it should be fine with 6 I am looking at it as a divided cage but undivided is even better


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Four, I'd say.
"Plenty of out of cage time" still means they are locked up sometimes, at least an hour per day (right?). I have this cage for seven, but they're very rarely locked in. Only at night, when I'm cleaning the room in the morning, if I want to give them a shower, etc. The longest I locked them in (while they were awake) was about four hours while my windows were being replaced. They were not at all happy! I know the cage looks gigantic, but it's easy to underestimate how much personal space each bird might feel like they need.
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